CHAN, Ching Selina  陳蒨

Research Interests: 
Collective Memories, Cultural Heritage, Politics of Identities, Family and Kinship. 
Fieldwork Experience: Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore. 

Books

2015. Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival: Collective Memories, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Identities. (潮籍盂蘭勝會:集體回憶、非物質文化與身份認同). Hong Kong (香港): Chung Hwa Book Co (HK) Ltd (中華書局). (In Chinese)

2015. Building Temples in China: Memories, Tourism, and Identities. London: Routledge. (Co-authored with Graeme Lang).

2014. (Eds.) Ecological and Cultural Heritage: Experience and Research in China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. (生態與文化遺產:中日及港台的經驗與研究香港). Hong Kong (香港): Chung Hwa Book Co (HK) Ltd (中華書局). (co-edited with Timothy Yun Hui Tsu (祖運輝), and Chi Kin Au (區志堅)). (In Chinese)


Journal Articles

2018. “Tea cafes and Hong Kong identity: Food culture and hybridity.” China Information:1-18.

2017. “Moral Taste: Food for Ghosts in Hong Kong’s Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival.” The Journal of Chinese Dietary Culture 13(2):52-85.

2016. “Contesting Identities: Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong.” (香港金紫荊廣場:身份認同爭議). Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies (文化研究) 23:165-186.(In Chinese)

2011. “Cultural Governance and Place-making in Taiwan and China.” The China Quarterly 206(Jun):372-390.

2010. “Food, Memories and Identities in Hong Kong.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 17:204-227. 

2010. “Imagining and Consuming Cultures: Nostalgia and Domestic Tourism Development in Taiwan.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies 31(3-4):367-380. 

2007. “Temple Construction and the Revival of Religion in China.” China Information: A Journal on Contemporary China Studies 21(1): 43-69. (co-authored with Graeme Lang).

2007. “Microfinance in Singapore: Commercial Sustainability and Impact Evaluation.” Small Enterprise Development 18(1):57-64. (co-authored with David T. M. Owyong).

2007. “Divination in Chinese Temples.” Chinese Cross Currents 4(3):57-78. (co-authored with Graeme Lang).

2007. “Wedding Photographs and the Bridal Gaze in Singapore.” New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 9(2):87-103. (co-authored with Simin Xu).

2007. “Temple-building and Heritage in China.” (中國的廟宇建造與文化遺產). Journal of China Agricultural University (中國農業大學學報) 3:118-127. (In Chinese)

2006. “Clansmen Association and Cultural Education in Singapore.” (會館與文化教育: 華人身份認同和國族主義). China Studies (中國研究) 3:38-53. (In Chinese)

2005. “Temple-building and Heritage in China.” Ethnology 44(1):65-79.

2005. “Temple and the Religious Economy. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 4(1):1-27. (co-authored with Graeme Lang and Lars Ragvald).

2003. “Questioning the Patriarchal Inheritance Model in Hong Kong: Daughters, Sons and the Colonial Government.” Berlin China Journal 24:66-75.

2003. “Memory Making, Identity Building: The Dynamics of Economics and Politics in the New Territories of Hong Kong.” China Information: A Journal on Contemporary China Studies 17(1):66-91.

2003. “Interpreting Chinese Tradition and Identity: A Clansmen Organization in Singapore.” New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 5(1):72-90.

2001. “Selling the Ancestors’ Land: A Hong Kong Lineage Adapts.” Modern China 27(2):262-284. 

2001. “Socio-economic Significance of the Pawnbroking Business in Singapore.” Asian Journal of Social Science 29(3):551-566.

1999. “Colonial Policy in a Borrowed Place and Time: Invented Tradition in the New Territories of Hong Kong.” European Planning Studies 7(2):231-42.

1998. “Politicizing Tradition: The Identity of Indigenous Inhabitants in Hong Kong.” Ethnology 37(1):39-54.

1994. “Des Indigenes Indignes.” (The Angry Indigenous Inhabitants). Perspectives Chinoises (22):47-50. (In French)

1992. “Some Brief Reflections on Structural Continuity in Chinese Peasant Society.” Journal of Anthropological Society at Oxford XXII(1):49-56.  

Book Chapters

2018. “Heritagizing Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival in Hong Kong.” Pp.145-168 in Christina Maags, and Marina Svensson (eds.) Chinese Cultural Heritage in the Making: Experiences, Negotiations and Contestations. Amsterdam: University Press.

2014. “Introduction.” (導論). Pp.2-13 in Selina Ching Chan (陳蒨), Timothy Yun Hui Tsu (祖運輝), and Chi Kin Au (區志堅) (eds.) Ecological and Cultural Heritage: Experience and Research in China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (生態與文化遺產: 中日及港台的經驗與研究). Hong Kong (香港): Chung Hwa Book Co (HK) Ltd (中華書局). (In Chinese)

2014. “Hong Kong Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival: Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage and Identities.” (香港潮人盂蘭勝會:中國非物質文化遺產與身份認同). Pp.28-43 in Selina Ching Chan (陳蒨), Timothy Yun Hui Tsu (祖運輝), and Chi Kin Au (區志堅) (eds.) Ecological and Cultural Heritage: Experience and Research in China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (生態與文化遺產: 中日及港台的經驗與研究). Hong Kong (香港): Chung Hwa Book Co (HK) Ltd (中華書局). (In Chinese)

2012. “Terroir and Green Tea in China: the case of Meijiawu Dragon well (Longjing) tea.” Pp.226-238 in Louis Augustin-Jean, Hélène Ilbert, and NeantroSaavedra-Rivano (eds.) Geographical Indications and International Agricultural Trade: The Challenge for Asia. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

2011. “Small Entrepreneurs in China: Selling Longjing Tea in Hangzhou.” Pp.18-32 in Tony Fu Lai Yu, Shu Kam Lee, and Wai Kee Yuen (eds.) Economy and Society in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Studies in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Institutions. Hong Kong: Ovis Press.

2011. “Temples as Enterprises.” Pp.133-154 in Adam Yuet Chau (ed.) Religion in Contemporary China: Revitalization and Innovation. London: Routledge (co-authored with Graeme Lang).

2009. “Pawnshops in Singapore: Traditional Credit Providers in Modern Society.” Pp.84-94 in Aditya Goenka, and David Henley (eds.) Southeast Asia's credit revolution: From Moneylenders to Microfinance. London: Routledge (co-authored with David T. M. Owyong).

2007. “Cultural Imagination in Taiwan: Cultural Imagination and Nation Building.” Pp.183-189 in Siu Keung Cheung, Harold Traver, and Xiuguo Li (eds.) Narratives and Perspectives in Sociology: Understanding the Past, Envisaging the Future. Hong Kong: CA Digital Printing Company. 

2006. “Indigenous Inhabitants: Politicized Tradition in the Colonial Period.” (原居民的身份:殖民時代下政冶化的傳統). Pp.85-100 in Kwok Shing Chan (陳國成) (ed.) Hong Kong Regional History Research III: Fanling (粉嶺:香港地區史研究之三). Hong Kong (香港): Joint Publishing (HK) Co Ltd (三聯書店). (In Chinese)

2006. “Nostalgia and Identities: Indigenous Inhabitants and Hong Kong People.” (懷舊與身份認同: 原居民與香港人). Pp.415-424 in Tien-tai Wu  (吳天泰) (ed.) Ethnicity and Society (族群與社會). Taipei (台北): Wunan Publisher (五南). (In Chinese)

2006. “Love and Jewelry: Patriarchal Control and Conjugal Ties.” Pp.35-50 in Jennifer S. Hirsch, and Holly Wardlow (eds.) Modern Loves:  Romantic Courtship, Companionate Marriage, and the Political Economy of Emotion. Michigan: University Press. 

2005. “Temple and the Religious Economy.” Pp.149-180 in Fenggang Yang, and Joe Tamney (eds.) State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societies. Netherlands: Brill Publisher (co-authored with Graeme Lang, and Lars Ragvald). 

2004. “Fossilization of Chinese Customs Under Colonial Rule in Hong Kong: Implications for Gender and Development.” Pp.195-208 in Gedeon M. Mudacumura, Stuart S. Nagel, and M. Shamsul Haque (eds.) in A Handbook of Development Policy Studies. New York: Marcel and Dekker.

2003. “Politicizing Tradition: The Identity of Indigenous Inhabitants in Hong Kong.” Pp.73-94 in Ngai Pun, and Lai-man Yee (eds.) Narrating Hong Kong Culture and Identity. Hong Kong: Oxford University. 

2003. “From Dispersed to Localized: Family in Singapore.” Pp.57-69 in Kwok Bun Chan, and Chee Kiong Tong (eds.) Past Times: A Social History of Singapore. Singapore: Times Academic Press.

2003. “Consuming Food: Structuring Social Life and Creating Social Relationship.” Pp.123-136 in Kwok Bun Chan, and Chee Kiong Tong (eds.) Past Times: A Social History of Singapore. Singapore: Times Academic Press.

2003. “Social Networks and Modern Management Style: Pawnbroking Business in Singapore.” Pp.131-145 in Heidi Dahles, and Otto van den Muijzenberg (eds.) New Economy, New People? Capital and Knowledge under Changing Power relations in Southeast Asia. London: RoutledgeCurzon.

1997. “Negotiating Tradition: the Changing Pattern of Customary Succession in the New Territories in the 1990s.” Pp.151-174 in Grant Evans, and Maria Tam (eds.) Hong Kong: the Anthropology of a Chinese Metropolis. Hawaii: Curzon Press.

1997. “Folk Custom in Hong Kong.” (香港的民間傳统風俗). Pp.941-956 in Gung-Wu Wang (王賡武) (ed.) Hong Kong History: New Perspectives (香港史新編). Hong Kong (香港): Joint Publishing (HK) Co Ltd (三聯書店). (In Chinese)

Book Reviews

Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic. By Jinghong Zhang. University of Washington Press, 2013. The China Journal, Vol. 74(Jul):234-236, 2015.

Faith on Display: Religion, Tourism and the Chinese State. By Tim Oakes and Donald S. Sutton. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010. The China Journal, 67(Jan):227-229, 2012.

Gender and Community Under British Colonialism: Emotion, Struggle and Politics in a Chinese Village. By Siu Keung Cheung. London: Routledge, 2007. The China Journal, 58(Jul):144-146, 2007.

Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. By Ngai Pun. Durham and London, Hong Kong: Duke University Press and Hong Kong University Press, 2005. Asian Anthropology 5(1):172-174, 2006. Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society. Edited by R. S. Watson and Patricia Buckley Ebrey. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, XXVI(2):220-221, 1995.



Conference Proceedings

2013. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association. Hong Kong Shue Yan University: The Contemporary China Research Center. (CD, ISBN 978-988-1845-0-7).


Working Papers

2001. The Return of the Refugee God: Wong Tai Sin in China. CSRCS Occasional Paper no. 8, pp. 1-46. (co-authored with Graeme Lang, and Lars Ragvald).

1996. Negotiating Coloniality and Tradition: The Identity of Indigenous Inhabitants in Hong Kong. Department of Sociology Working Paper no. 131, pp. 1-36.


Non-academic Book and VCD

2013. Hong Kong Cargo Vessel Traders’ Industry: 50th Anniversary Special Issue (香港貨船業總商50 周年紀念特刊). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cargo Vessel Traders Association. (In Chinese)

2013. (VCD). Video on the Hong Kong Cargo Vessel Traders’ Industry: 1963-2013.



External Research Grants
 

2018. Festivals in Hong Kong: Past and Present. Hong Kong History Museum, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Government. HK$649,478.

2014. Together with Federation of Chiuchow Community Organization, $430,400 was received from Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the research on Hungry Ghosts Festival in Hong Kong, 2014-2015.  

2013. Together with Federation of Chiuchow Community Organization $359,000 was received from Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the research on Hungry Ghosts Festival in Hong Kong, 2013-2014.  

2013. Project Director, HK$205,000 from Japan Foundation for organizing an International Conference on Sustainable Conservation and Use of Cultural and Natural Heritage in Japan and China: Comparative Studies and Cross-sectoral Dialogue. 

2012. Together with Federation of Chiuchow Community Organization, $237,000 was received from Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the research on Hungry Ghosts Festival in Hong Kong, 2012-2013.  

2010-2013. A study on the Cargo Vessel Trader’s Association, funded by Cargo Vessel Traders’ Association in Hong Kong. HK$150,000.

2006. Religion and Society in Hong Kong: A Benchmark Study in a Chinese City. CERG Grant, City University of Hong Kong. (with Graeme Lang) HK$178,913.

2005. Disciplining the Imagination of Culture: Nostalgia, Collective Memories and Domestic Tourism in Taiwan. Council for Cultural Affairs (Taiwan), NT$300,000 (HK$75,000).

2000. Temple Construction in PRC: Hong Kong’s Effects on Jinhua, Academic Research Grant from the City University of Hong Kong Research Committee (with Graeme Lang) (HK$137,400).



Public Service

2015-2019        Council Member, the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, HKSAR Government.
2013-Present     Panel member, Sir Edward Youde Scholarship, HKSAR Government
2008-2014        Member, Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, HKSAR Government.
2008                  Expert, Chinese Customary Marriage. Hong Kong High Court. 
2001                  Expert, Chinese Customary Marriage. Singapore High Court.
1997                  Consultant, MPA, Singapore Government.

As Consultant to Non-Governmental Organizations

2012-Present       The Conservation Association Center for Heritage. 
2008 - 2009        St. James Settlement.

As External Examiner

2018                  PhD thesis examiner, Anthropology Department, Australian National University
2009-2020        Open University of Hong Kong.
2015                  PhD thesis examiner, Sociology Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
2010                  MPhil thesis examiner, Sociology Department, University of Hong Kong.
2008                  MPhil. thesis examiner, Sociology Department, Hong Kong Baptist University.

As Reviewer

External Assessor of Promotion Exercise 
Universiti of Sains Malaysia
Reviewer for Research Grants Councils
2002-Present             RGC Assessor
2013-Present             External Reviewer: University of Macau, Multi-year Research Grant.

Reviewer of Books/Journals
Modern China
Modern Asian Studies
Ethnos
China Information
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Asian Journal of Social Science 
Asian Anthropology
Oxford University Press (Hong Kong)

Graduate Program Advisor

2012                  Member of the Advisory Peer Group for Master of Cultural and Heritage Tourism Program at Open University of Hong Kong